Chivas USA collapsed in the final minutes of their game against Colorado and lost for the first time at home this season. Afterward, players and coaches said they were pushing forward in search of a late match winner to take care of business on Sunday, that a tie would have done them no good.
Houston showed why Chivas needed a win. Houston beat RSL 1-0 on Monday. Stuart Holden scored a nice goal from the right flank that kind of looked like an attempted cross that went into the back of the net.
If there's any good from this game for Chivas, it's that Dynamo defender Eddie Robinson was sent off for a non-existent trip from behind on Kyle Beckerman. Colorado also got some good news as forward Yura Movsisyan was sent off on a make-up call after shoving Pat Onstad not five minutes later.
Actually, Yura may not be too big of a loss for RSL but the Rapids should win regardless. Chivas USA will have a much tougher time against Houston, traditionally one of their toughest rivals.